Friday, September 16, 2011

Life: Film or Ode to Joy

Film.  It's awesome.  No if, and, or buts' about it.  The coolest media since sliced bread to be sure.

The first film my parents recorded for me (on BETAMAX, yes, I'm old-ish) was Strange Brew.  Classic comedy, sure.  Does it hold up?  No, at least not for me.  But that is me, you can come to your own judgements about film.

When I was thirteen I wanted so bad to be a make-up artist.  I even purchased some Ghoul Dust through Joe Balasco Make-Up School from the back of a Fangoria magazine, well I tried too, yet every time the truck came to deliever it no one was home and that was back when things could be C.O.D. (and if you don't know what this means, it means this is why the Postal Service is dying right now...), so I never got that, but just last Halloween I did this make up for my wife for ZomBCon 2010

so I'd say I still love doing this.

Then in 1999 I took a film class at MJC East (Modesto Junior College) which isn't there anymore.  The film class has been taken out of their offerings there.  I worked with some talented individuals there...

Film Roll Call

John Soares
Josh Krebs
Tony Grant
Justin Spurlock
Loyd Craft
Monica Dahl
Cherub Freed
Paisley Freed
David Kopecki
David McCloud
Marc Simone
Dustin Kitchens
Ben Barker
Allen Kelley

...and a ton of others whom I have forgotten or never remembered, sorry.  You know who you are, even though I don't.

Great times.  Long days.  McDonald cheap-ass Cheese Hamburgers.  Little sleep.  Lot's of stories and a lot of laughs.  Here's some of the titles of these gems (RUN OUT AND BUY NOW!, oh wait, they are not commercial, well except Sockbaby!

Milk White (Cherub Freed)
The Iron Maiden (Cherub Freed)
It Builds Character (Monica Dahl)
Chili Madness (David McCloud)
Hirou (Dustin Kitchens)
Sockbaby (John Soares)

and I wouldn't be a totally whore and post my own video No Laughing Matter that is out there right now on my Facebook page!  Go check it out. It's seven years old but it still has some punch!

What's my point?  I don't know.  I guess I would love to get back into film at least in some capacity. Maybe it is time I look into classes again and meet some new film peeps up here in the PNW.  Or if anybody from back in the day (Cali) would like to collaborate with me, I'm all over that.

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